25 Detroit business are getting $300,000 in matching grants to improve the street appeal and exteriors of their businesses.
Motor City Re-Store, a program started last year by the city of Detroit and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, awarded the grants Thursday.
A matching grant means that businesses will have to put in an equivalent amount of their own money. Grants are awarded for both design and construction.
These second round of winners are in 20 of the city’s neighborhoods and include a wide range of businesses including restaurants, an auto parts supplier and even a furniture store.
76% of them are minority-owned and about a quarter are woman-owned, according to the city.
The program provides about $2 million annually in matching grants. Motor City Re-Store is accepting applications for their next round through April 2.
Business owners and landlords must apply jointly for 50 percent matching grants up to $25,000.
Multiple businesses applying as a group are eligible for 75 percent matching grants.
Eight companies been awarded a total of $164,700 in construction grants:
Green Dot Stables, owner Jacques Driscoll, $14,700 – 2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Hubbard Richard
Infinite Dzigns, owner Ray Chambliss, $15,000 – 19605 Grand River Ave., Minock Park
Rebound Design and Build, owner Steven Harris, $25,000 – 9413 John R. St., North End
Richard Bennett & Associates, owner Richard Bennett, $25,000 – 470 Brainard St., Midtown
Robinson Furniture, owner Scott Bradley, $15,000 – 3180 E. Jefferson Ave., Rivertown
Team LBR, owner Larry B. Rivers, $25,000 – 20122 Livernois Ave., Green Acres
The Final Kut, owner Kevin Ingram, $20,000 – 13303 W. Seven Mile Rd., Greenwich
Transformation Barbershop, owner Kevin Tubbs, $25,000 – 9407 John R. St., North End
Seventeen businesses have been awarded a total of $129,000 in design grants:
Annointed Construction, LLC, owner David Fouche, $7,200 – 17418 Wyoming Ave., Bagley
Atlas Plumbing Supply Co., owner Marc Wolf, $10,000 – 3439 Gratiot Ave., McDougall-Hunt
Belle Isle Pizza, owner Leor Barak, $10,000 – 7869 E. Jefferson Ave., West Village
Crash Auto Parts, LLC, owner Dragan Sibinovic, $7,200 – 3465 S. Fort St., Boynton
Crystal Clear Images, owner Crystal Mitchell, $6,000 – 15627 W. McNichols Rd., St. Mary’s
Dolex Dollar Express, owner Mario Kiwi, $8,000 – 7840 W. Vernor Hwy., Springwells
Grootka, Inc. DBA PJ’s Lager House, owner Paul Ryder, $10,000 – 1254 Michigan Ave., Corktown
Headliners Barber Shop, owner Anthony Donald, $6,000 – 20848 W. Seven Mile Rd., Evergreen Lahser
Jefferson Chevrolet DBA Trader Ray Tire Center, owner Brian Tellier, $6,000 – 2130 E. Jefferson Ave., Rivertown
JGP Investments, owner Fred Pickens, $7,200 – 15918 W. McNichols Rd., College Park
MG Income Tax & Multiservices, Inc., owner Miguel A. Garza Jr., $10,000 – 1006 Springwells St., Southwest
Morales Enterprises, owner Yolanda Morales, $6,000 – 8340 W. Vernor Hwy., Springwells
People’s Restaurant Equipment Co., owner Dante Corsi, $7,200 – 2209 Gratiot Ave., Eastern Market
Rivers Realty, Inc./Rivers Investment, owner Ron Rivers, $10,000 – 18222 Livernois Ave., University District
The Neighborhood Schoolhouse, owner Stephanie Glenn, $6,000 – 12845 Conant St., Banglatown
The Studio, owner Patty Dukes-Jordan, $4,200 – 12835 Conant St., Banglatown
Timeout Sports Bar, owner Mashelle Sykes, $8,000 – 16801 Plymouth Rd., Joy Community